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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis...
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

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A legacy of history, slightly over commercialized

Knowing the history, the Strand has its on and off days, depending on the tourist traffic. The boom history of the Island before the hurricane destruction is discoverable here on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Knowing the history, the Strand has its on and off days, depending on the tourist traffic. The boom history of the Island before the hurricane destruction is discoverable here on the Strand.

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Taos, New Mexico
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Granted. I haven't been to Galveston in many many years. Other than renovations going on in the buildings, it's essentially frozen in the past. Plenty of Victorians architecture to look at. Lots of shops and restaurants. A very lovely walking downtown area. I even got a little bit of that coastal rain while I was here which doesn't seem to... More 

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Now a block off the harbor waterfront, in the 1800's it used to be the waterfront, across mud flats when the tide was out. Now it has a variety of tourist places but seems a bit battered with a number of places that were closed - at least on the dreary Saturday morning when we were there.

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Barrington, Illinois
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I visited the Strand a few years ago and it seems to have gone downhill (both in terms of quantity and quality). Still worth a visit but set the expectations accordingly.

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Edmonton
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Most people it appears are at The Strand to shop/dine while coming/going on a cruise ship. I found the old buildings interesting. It is nice to see the restoration of these buildings to keep the history of the district intact. Shop varies from upscale to holiday knick-knacks. Cold beverages such as beer,coladas and margaritas are available for purchase to take... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We spent the whole day shopping and drinking in the patio bars along the strand. Shops are touristy but many cute items. Lots of food, grab a beer and walk around. Has a new orleans feel to it. Lots of stuff within walking distance.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We walked through the strand district. Most of the places were tourist type shops. The restaurants did not look inviting.

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Essex England
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488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great shops and great atmosphere. Enjoyed an ice cream at L A Kings. Enjoyed the history. Definitely worth a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice historic buildings - well maintained and beautiful. Lots of shops and LOADS of art galleries with some really nice works. Plenty of places to stop in quick and grab a beer or other bottled beverage to carry on while you check out the area. Lots of stuff going on during the day - good people watching. FUN!

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Houston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lots of restaurants, shops, galleries, bars, you name it you'll find it. And don't forget to visit La King's, and old fashioned candy/ice cream store.

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